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Hypercholesterolemia. Testing is a must

MedExpress Team

Piotr Wójcik

Published Jan. 8, 2024 11:11

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It affects up to 60 percent of adult Poles, but only a few are aware that they are struggling with it. We are talking about hypercholesterolemia. Its development is particularly influenced by lifestyle, including poor nutrition, lack of exercise, obesity, alcohol consumption, smoking and genetic factors.

Hypercholesterolemia occurs when doctors notice elevated cholesterol levels in a patient. These are values above 190 mg/dl in serum in healthy people and those at moderate risk. In contrast, the so-called "bad cholesterol" - LDL - should not exceed 115 mg/dl in them. Elevated cholesterol levels cause atherosclerotic plaque to build up in blood vessels for...

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